The Gallery – My Blog

What’s my blog about? 

It’s little snapshots of me and my life really!

I never knew my blog would become a place where I’d forge friendships and advocate for a cause.

It’s been an online diary, a place for me to have a giggle at myself, to share how silly and/or serious life can be. 

Like my tag line says…

“Sliding through life one banana peel at a time!”

That’s Me!

For more Gallery posts head on over to Sticky Fingers!

Hello Meme my old friend!

I haven’t done a meme in a while so when @lizjarvis from The Mum Blog was looking for some people to tag I was quick to raise my hand and jump on the meme wagon.  So here goes… 

Which living person do you most admire, and why?

My mum! At times we have our differences, but she’s my rock! I don’t know what I’d do without her! 

I also admire my daughter because of everything she’s endured in her short life; she is a pillar of strength and works so hard at being a kid. 

If you meant a historical person… I really admire Alice Paul for what she endured so women would have the right to vote. 

When were you happiest?

When I was a kid, when I got married and when I had my daughter!

What was your most embarrassing moment?

You’ll have to click HERE and read!

Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?

My dining room table?

What is your most treasured possession?

My family!

Where would you like to live?

In a perfect world…

 New Zealand or Amsterdam

What’s your favourite smell?

Hmm… so many!  I love Armani Emporio perfume, Sterling Roses or Jasmine, chocolate, steak on the grill and of course BACON! Lol

Who would play you in the film of your life?

I dunno? Kate Blanchett…  Julia Styles, or maybe Mira Sorvino?

What is your favourite book?

These are just a few that come to mind!  I loved most of the Dan Brown books, Judy Blum’s Summer Sisters, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Kurt Vonnegut’s Man without a country! Right now I’m reading Water for Elephants and it’s not too shabby!

What is your most unappealing habit?

I bite my nails and I’m easily distracted.

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?

I once wore a red, crushed velvet, pimp suit with zebra trim for Halloween, but if I had the figure, I’d love to wear a kick ass latex suit like the one Kate Beckinsale wore in Underworld! Sexy!  Sadly, right now if I tried one on I’d look like a giant Oompa Loompa!

What is your earliest memory?

Me and my best mate Sam pretending we were Ewoks from Star Wars and writing stories about the mice in her shed.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Chocolate! Hence the reason I can’t wear the fancy dress costume! Lol  

What do you owe your parents?

My dad – nothing! My mum – everything!

To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?

To my dad! Sorry you didn’t want to be part of my life because you’ve really missed out on some amazing stuff!

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My daughter.

What does love feel like?

Giddy, unbreakable, passionate, amazing, like all your favorite things wrapped up in one sweet package!

What was the best kiss of your life?

It would be unladylike of me to kiss and tell.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

FFS, No Worries, seriously, Umm!

What is the worst job you’ve done?

Selling magazines over the phone.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?

I would have stayed with my mum and not gone to Italy with my father. Not that I ever had a choice!

What is the closest you’ve come to death?

I’ve never really come close to death. 

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My daughter.

When did you last cry, and why?

Two days ago, because I had a dream I was playing with my youngest nephew and I realized I’m not going to get to do that any time soon.

How do you relax?

Music, scrapbook, Twitter, Facebook

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?

Not having anxiety.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

To cherish the things you love in life because in a moment they can be taken from you.

And now I’m tagging the following bloggers –


Over The Hill Mum

And 1 more means four… and 1 more

Northern Mum

The Passionate Purple Day Giveaway!

This post will be at the top of my blog till March 3oth so please scroll down to see newer posts!

I’m extending my giveaway to March 30th so get those photos submitted!

Epilepsy is a cause near and dear to our heart as our own Meg-a-Moo lives with epilepsy!
 March 26th has become known as Purple Day, a day when we encourage people around the world to wear purple in support of epilepsy awareness!

 “Purple day began with a nine-year-old girl, Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada, who with the help of the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia (EANS) chose the colour purple (lavender) as the international colour for epilepsy, which is awesome as it’s Megs favorite color. The lavender flower is also often associated with solitude, which represents the feeling of isolation many people affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders often feel. Cassidy’s goal is for people with epilepsy everywhere to know they are not alone. To learn more about Cassidy and Global Purple Day Partners EANS and The Anita Kaufmann Foundation (AKFUS), please click HERE.”

Meg and I were talking about what we could do to create awareness and so we decided to ask our friends and family to wear purple on March 26th and send us pictures so we could create a collage that would remind Meg of the love and support she has all around her.

Well then this idea grew!

We put our heads together and came up with a purple themed competition…

 The Passionate Purple Day Giveaway!

… asking bloggers to take pictures of anything and everything purple and then link them back here!   

The only rule is to be creative! 

  You can take pictures of your family decked out in purple, purple jam, kids painting with purple, flowers, balloons, etc.  The more creative the better!

The competition will run until March 30th, which is when Meg will pick a winner and we will send them a purple prize!

So let’s show people how powerful blogging really is! 

Please join our family and help us spread  Epilepsy Awareness around the world!

Thank You!





The Gallery – One Word


With yesterday being Pancake Day we decided to have pancakes/breakfast for dinner!

I think it was a success?

  What do you think Moo?

For more of The Gallery head over to Sticky Fingers and/or link up and play along!